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(PKB PRBBB ABBOOIATIOS.J AuoKLim), March 8. At a quarterly meeting of the Walkato ArohdUoonal Conference held to-day, at Te Aroba, the Van Aroh deacon Willis mentioned the existing Marriage Lava, and dwelt at some length upon their attendant evils. Ultimately It was agreed "That more public notice should be given of . Intended marriage* than the present law provides, and that this Conferenoa suggests that the Marriage Law be altered ao that the names of parsons Intending marriage be published la the newspapers of the district In which they reside." This resolution will be laid before the Anglican Dlooesan Synod at its next meeting. WuLiKGTOir, March 8. Mr E. W. Mills has been elected Ohalr. man, and Mr D. T. Stuart Vlce-Ohalrman of the Chamber of Oommeroe. With r.ferenoe to the statement; that Auckland contractors for (he Onebanga Oour house were obliged to go to Wellington with deposit nuney, and were debarred from using looil timber, the Government state that the deposits merely bad to be sent ia along with the tenders m the usual way, and there is especial provision m the speo fioatlon tot the use of local timber undor certain conditions. The Italian Consul-General at Melbourne, has forwarded to the Hon. G. Fisher, Oonsniar-Agent for Italy In this olty the following oommnnioitlon, " Melbourne, 24th Februarr, 1889 :— Sir, I am m receipt of a dsspatoh from Slgaor Oriepl, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, nnder date of 12 h January, m which he reqaeits me to inform you that th 3 action Uken by you In the case of Gasparlnl, has not only his entire approval, but should the same result In a re-olamatlon being msde upon you by the French Government, he will not fell to properly represent the matter to that Government, and uphold the legality of the aotlon taken by yog In the premises. 0, A. Spencer, Consul" Ohbistchuboh, Mar oh 8. A telegram from Akaroa states that a serious bush fire l« raging there. Halmer's ran has boen swept. He lost mnny sheep. Kqox's farm was also swept. The home was jast ssved, «lthoaph soorojied. The fire is rapidly spreading towards Tosawlll's and Hay's rung, at Barry's Bay. Chatfield., Latter, and K»y's grass and bush are on fire at Little River. Watkln's bush is burning. A north-west gale is spreading the fires m every dlreotlon. Unless there Is rain It will be a serious lookout as the oountry la bo dry. The Oanterbary Aoollmatlsatlon SooUty to-day -fixed the dates fey the opening •nd closing of the shooting season ai follows?— Native game, Maroh 30 to June 30 j hares, Maroh 30 to Joly 31, both days inoluded. A saboommlttee was appointed to draft an application to Government for Canterbury's share of the salmon ova about to arrive m the colony, the same having previously been deollned on the ground that they were Intended for the Aparlma River, Southland. Tt was reported several healthy young salmon were found wh,an recently cleaning oat the ponde. A well-Attended meeting of consignees to-day pasted the following resolutions : —rhat the attention of the Railway Commissioners be respeotfully Invited to the urgent necessity for providing suffiolent shed accommodation at Obrlatohnroh to admit of the work of the Customs examiners being done there Instead of at Lyttelton, where the doing of this work Involves extra expense, to toe consignees and delays to delivery of goods ; that the Commissioners bo respeotfully requested to oonsider the justloa of making some reductions upon the rate of $i per ton oharged upon goods carried on the Lyttelton and Ohvlstohuroh line, inch charge being about 25 per cent per mile In excess of the rate oharged on the Dunedin-Port Chalmers line; that the attention of the Government be drawn to the vexations and arbitrary measures adopted at Lyttelton In respect of debatable questions arising out of the Interpretation of the Customs tariff. DuifXDiN, Mvroh 8, The prodnoe trade between this colony and New South Wales having developed so largely of late, the Union Company have found it necessary to., scours more wharfage aooomodation at Sydney, The Company haa obtained a lease of a fine property fronting Druid street, just above Pyrmont brl ige, -and are about to erect extensive wharfage accommodation, whlob Is expected to be available this grain season. The site; ls In the immediate neighborhood of all produoe of business. The present vrh^cf end premises will be maintained* A cabman recovered 35i damages from the Mornington Tramway Company for damages. caused to a oab drawn np along side the path by a dummy oar striking the! oab In passing. F>r plaintiff, stress w»» laid on oars not observing the tule of the road In running on the line.

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2083, 9 March 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2083, 9 March 1889